Olympic Basketball Schedule 2012: Previewing & Predicting Quarterfinal Matchups

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Olympic Basketball Schedule 2012: Previewing & Predicting Quarterfinal Matchups
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Preliminary games are over, and the quarterfinal games are set. 

We had a surprise performance from Russia who played tough enough to win Group B, and some expected play from powerhouse and gold-medal favorite Team USA, who easily closed out the top spot in Group A. 

However, even more is at risk in the quarterfinal round, which is played as a knockout stage. Lose and you're out. Emotions are sure to run high, but hopefully we won't see any more cheap shots (just ask Carmelo Anthony).

With the quarterfinals ready for take off on Wednesday, let's take a look at each matchup and predict who's going to give the Team USA a run for their money, or should I say medal? 

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